Today’s MOVE discussion is about taking ownership of our own post-workout recovery!
Understand the benefits of: Post workouts cool down/stretching to bring heart rate back to resting levels, flush lactic acid and prevent soft tissue adhesions.
Self-myofascial release (foam rolling, lacrosse balls, etc) done well can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, inflammation, and increase active range of motion.
Active recovery – walking, using the stairs, and moving through a full range of motion are all easy things we can do the day after a tough workout to ensure adequate recovery and to reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
Movement, hydration, and self-myofascial release are our best weapons against DOMS.